Workshops - Monday

WRK108 - Mastering the SharePoint Framework

Andrew Connell  MVP
  

The best way you can customize and extend your SharePoint site is using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), the latest evolution of SharePoint development. This model is the way you customize and extend the SharePoint modern experience in both SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2016 & SharePoint Server 2019. Some SPFx components can also be used in classic sites as well! If you are an experienced solution-based SharePoint developer or new to the SharePoint platform, this workshop is for you. You will learn how to get started installing everything you need on your workstation for developing with the SharePoint Framework before we dive in. By the end of the day, you will know how to build web parts, application customizers, field customizers, command sets, how to deploy your components in a performant way, integrate data from SharePoint and third-party sources, style your components and more!

 

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK103 - Discover SharePoint and Office 365 - What do you have in there?

Benjamin Niaulin  MVP, RD, MCT
  

This one-day workshop aims to demystify the new SharePoint 2013 as well 2016 features. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. This workshop will go through these but in detail using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring.

If you're looking at Office 365, many of the features and use cases are relatively the same. We'll cover some of the new features available there as well to see if it makes sense for you to either go there or use it in a hybrid approach with your own On-Premises.

Here are some of the things that will be covered:
• New and notable features in SharePoint
• Figuring out how collaboration works now
• Focus on using the new Search to drive content to the right people
• How to do a migration
• Comparison of features from different versions, including Office 365
• How these features actually work and their limitations

As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do.

 

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK102 - Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

Dux Raymond Sy  MVP, RD
  

Organizations today are maximizing the cloud as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to Office 365.

To deliver successful Office 365 migration projects, having an effective business strategy, migration framework, and project management approach is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realistic project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure Office 365 migration success.

Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK202 - Achieve Success in Security and Compliance with Office 365

Liz Sundet  rMVP, MCT, PMP, MBA
  

There are so many options when it comes to securing your data in Office 365 and is constantly changing and adding features as security becomes more important to organizations.

This session will focus on different options and scenarios businesses may face to secure the data, get notified, and help users understand and adopt to the rules in Office 365. This session will cover labels, rules, policies, records, information management, security and compliance center options, auditing and eDiscovery.

Come learn all the options to help your business gain understanding and follow the right path to security and compliance.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

WRK301 - A Beginner’s Guide to Client Side Development in SharePoint

Mark Rackley  MVP
  

Are you new to SharePoint development? Are you a .NET developer struggling to make sense of client-side development in SharePoint? Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level.

Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint developer should know.

Attendees will learn:

• The pros and cons of client side development and how to get started

• How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications

• What is jQuery and how to use it effectively

• Debugging techniques that will stop you from wanting to pull your hair out

• How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK106 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Designer Workflow Professionals

Prashant G Bhoyar  MVP, MCSE
Melissa Hubbard  MVP, PMP

Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based business process automation service that provides a way to automate workflows across multiple applications and services. It can automate approvals, send/receive notifications, synchronize files, as well as collect, organize and update data...and more. Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer so now is the time to become familiar with Microsoft Flow and start creating solutions.

If you are using SharePoint Designer to create workflows and would like to get the jumpstart with Microsoft Flow, then this workshop is for you.

We will cover:
1) Key features of Microsoft Flow
2) How to get started
3) Comparison between Microsoft Flow and SharePoint Designer Workflows
4) Out-of-the-box flows in SharePoint
5) How to create approval workflows in Microsoft Flow
6) How to create state machine workflows in Microsoft Flow
7) How to call SharePoint REST APIs in Microsoft Flow
8) Tips and best practices for mastering Microsoft Flow

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK201 - Getting Started with SharePoint Development

Rob Windsor  MVP
  

Getting started with SharePoint development is a daunting task. There are four development models, three APIs, two platforms (on-premises and Online), and a partridge in a pear tree.

In this session we’ll take a high-level look at the development models and APIs and discuss how they can be used with SharePoint 2013 / 2016 and with SharePoint Online. We’ll also take a look at the SharePoint development tooling and environments required to support the tooling.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK302 - Driving adoption of Office 365: From idea to implementation

Sarah Haase  MVP, MLIS
  

For many of us, the challenge of driving sustained adoption of Office 365 feels insurmountable. We start off with the best of intentions, but most of our users get lost in the myriad assortment of technologies and fail to leverage the capabilities to drive business value. How do we inspire our users to want to learn about Office 365 and educate them so they can leverage its rich capabilities to drive business optimization?

This in-depth session explains the foundational concepts of user adoption. You'll learn why it's so challenging to drive lasting adoption and how user-centric adoption models can increase your success. You'll receive practical tips on how to engage and understand your business users, learn how to build internal communities of practice, discover how to overcome user resistance, and see examples of real-world adoption programs that have driven lasting change at other organizations.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK203 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

Scott Shearer  MVP, MCT
  

So, you just became a Site Collection Administrator - what now? Wondering how to set up security? Are your end users asking you to help automate business processes?

This workshop is designed to provide new SCAs and site owners with the skills they need to build, manage and maintain their sites and site collections.

Topics covered include:
• SharePoint Security
• Managing Users and Groups
• List and Library features and maintenance
• Out of the Box and Custom Content Types
• Out of the Box SharePoint Workflows
• SharePoint Designer Workflows
• Site Structure Site Templates
• Governance Concepts
And more...
 
This demo-rich workshop is designed to provide you with ideas, tips and how-to knowledge that you can immediately implement.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK104 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

Susan Hanley  MVP
  

If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture.

We will cover four critical aspects of a great IA: navigation/site architecture (including the new mega menu capability), best practices for organizing information on pages (page layout and content architecture), how to use content types and metadata to improve both browsing and searching, and how to think about search experiences as part of your IA. We’ll also cover how to leverage hub sites in Office 365 to create “families” of related content.

You’ll take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your business evolves over time.

 

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK107 - Power BI Dashboard Essentials for SharePoint Users

Treb Gatte  MVP, MBA
  

NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER RUNNING WINDOWS 7 OR WINDOWS 10, WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP.

Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

Yes you do!

In this workshop, we’ll show you:
- How should I approach my BI need?
- What things should be considered when creating dashboards?
- What are the best practices?
- How much is this going to cost me to license?
- What security aspects should concern me?

Who should take this course:
If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are a:
- Manager
- Business Analyst
- Power User
- SharePoint Administrator
- Consultant

If you work in these areas, you will see value:
- Marketing
- Information Technology
- Finance
- Sales
- Social Media

The class assumes no prior knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts.

What is required for this class:
Install Microsoft Power BI Desktop on your laptop (recommended but not required)
We'll provide an Office 365 site for you to use for exercises

In this training course you will:
- Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data
- How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard.
- Learn the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, PowerBI.com, Power BI mobile applications and how they can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
- Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX.
- Receive some guidelines on how to extract Project data in fast manner.
- Discover some data modeling practices that will ensure you have maximum flexibility in analysis. You'll also learn some visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
- Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

This course provides an end to end view of Power BI for Project reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

Level: Introductory

 

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

WRK105 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

William Huneycutt  MVP, MCT
  

In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
• Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
• Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
• Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
•  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
•  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
•  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
•  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK303 - OneDrive Deployment from Start to Finish

Mike Maadarani  MVP

In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you deploy OneDrive to your organization and to enable collaboration within your team. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, upgrade, manage and secure OneDrive, how to use.

The session will focus on:
• Why OneDrive
• Deploying your OneDrive Sync Client
• Automation
• Security
• Collaboration with SharePoint and Teams

 

Platform: Workshop, OneDrive